Wednesday, June 23, 2010


My poll 83 ended with five votes. Thanks very much to everyone who participated in it. Here is the result:


1.BAD COMPANY (1995, Damian Harris, USA)
+LA CÉRÉMONIE (1995, Claude Chabrol, France)
+MONSTER (2003, Patty Jenkins, USA)

Each of these films got 2 votes, or 40 %.

4.BREMEN FREEDOM (1972, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany)
+CONSCIENCE (1994, Hong Kong TV series)
+HAPPINESS DWELLS IN CRIMES (2009, Denis Malleval, France)
+THE HEADLESS WOMAN (2008, Lucrecia Martel, Argentina)
+MASTER OF THE GAME (1984, Kevin Connor + Harvey Hart, American miniseries)
+MUANG NAI MORK (เมืองในหมอก) (1978, Permpol Choei-aroon, Thailand)
+PLEARNG PAI (1990, Thai TV series)
+PRAYING MANTIS (1982, Jack Gold, UK)
+QUEEN OF THE DAMNED (2002, Michael Rymer, USA)
+TO DIE FOR (1995, Gus Van Sant, USA)

Each of these films got 1 vote, or 20 %.

14.DIVINE (1998, Arturo Ripstein, Mexico)
+KON REUNG MUANG (คนเริงเมือง) (1988, Rearngsiri Limaksorn, Thai TV series)
+MELROSE PLACE (1992-1999, American TV series)
+MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN (1961, Peter Palitzsch + Manfred Wekwerth, East Germany)
+PLEARNG PRANANG (1996, Adul Boonboot, Thai TV series)
+TONG PRAGAI SAD (ทองประกายแสด) (1988, Chana Kraprayoon, Thailand)
+THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH (2010, Ninart Boonpothong, stage play)

Each of these films got 0 vote.

Other antiheroines I like:

21. IT'S A FREE WORLD (2007, Ken Loach, UK)

22. JERICHOW (2008, Christian Petzold, Germany)

23. Pauline Lafont in COP AU VIN (1985, Claude Chabrol, France)

24. Parichart Borisuthi in CITY OF BEGGARS, RINGWORM ON CONCRETE (1978, Permpol Choei-aroon, Thailand)

25.ANGEL (2007, François Ozon, France)

26.L'APPARTEMENT (1996, Gilles Mimouni, France)
I think what Alice (Rohmane Bohringer) does in this film is very wrong.

27.Raffaëla Anderson and Karen Bach in BAISE-MOI (2000, Virginie Despentes + Coralie Trinh Thi, France)

28.BASIC INSTINCT (Paul Verhoeven, USA)

29.BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967, Arthur Penn, USA)

30.LES BICHES (Claude Chabrol, France)

31.ÇA BRÛLE (2006, Claire Simon, France)

32. CHLOE (Atom Egoyan, Canada)

33.DANGEROUS LIAISONS (1988, Stephen Frears, USA)

34.DEMENTIA (1955, John Parker, USA)

35.ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS (1957, Louis Malle, France)

36.FALLEN ANGELS (1995, Wong Kar-wai, Hong Kong)

37.FOREVER YOURS (CHUA FAR DIN SALAI) (1955, Tawee Na Bangchang, Thailand)

38.THE FOURTH MAN (Paul Verhoeven, Netherlands)

39.HI TERESKA (2001, Robert Glinski, Poland)

40.THE HUNGARIAN SERVANT (2004, Giorgio Molteni + Massimo Piesco, Italy)

41.IMELDA (2003, Ramona S. Diaz, Philippines)

42. THE INSECT WOMAN (1963, Shohei Imamura, Japan)

43.IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES (Nagisa Oshima, Japan)

44.JAO NANG (1994, Thai TV series)

45.THE LAST SEDUCTION (1993, John Dahl, USA)

46.LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (2008, Tomas Alfredson, Sweden)

47.LIGHTS IN THE DUSK (Aki Kaurismaki, Finland)

48.LOVELY RITA (Jessica Hausner, Austria)

49.LOVERS (1991, Vicente Aranda, Spain)

50.THE LOVERS (1958, Louis Malle, France)

51.MESSIDOR (Alain Tanner, Switzerland)

52.MISERY (1990, Rob Reiner, USA)

53.DIE NIBELUNGEN (1924, Fritz Lang, Germany)

54.OFFICE KILLER (1997, Cindy Sherman, USA)

55.Pisamai Wilaisuk in OH MADA (1977, Chana Kraprayoon, Thailand)

56.THE OTHERS (2001, Alejandro Amenábar, Spain)

57.THE PAGE TURNER (2006, Denis Dercourt, France)

58.PERFECT STRANGER (2007, James Foley, USA)

59.THE PIANO TEACHER (Michael Haneke, Austria)

60.Pisamai Wilaisuk in RAI SANAYHA (CHARMLESS) (1978, Chana Kraprayoon, Thailand)

61.THE RAPTURE (1991, Michael Tolkin, USA)

62.RIGHT NOW (Benoit Jacquot, France)

63.SIN SISTERS (2002, Sukij Narin, Thailand)

64.SPARROW (2008, Johnnie To)

65.THE STENDAHL SYNDROME (1996, Dario Argento, Italy)

66.STRONG SHOULDERS (Ursula Meier, Switzerland)

67.TAYART ASOON (THE DEVIL'S HEIRESS) (1992, Thai TV series)

68.VANITY FAIR (2004, Mira Nair, UK)

69.VERTIGO (Alfred Hitchcock)

70.WHO ARE YOU (2010, Pakphum Wongjinda, Thailand)

and many heroines in Thai short films

In many cases, I love the antiheroines much more than the films they are in, especially in the cases of PLEARNG PAI, PERFECT STRANGER, and VANITY FAIR. I think these films/TV series haven't used the full potential of these antiheroines.

I'm not sure if the character The Invincible East in SWORDSMAN II should be called an antiheroine, an antihero, a villainess, or a villain.

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